In general, I would say that I'm the type of girl that likes to play it cool. I don't tend to fall for overly sweet things where my wardrobe or my home are concerned, but every once in a while, though, I do get a hankerin' to doll things up a bit. What I like best is if I can use a few items that will add some frill without a lot of fuss. Take the vintage goods here, for example - they've all got some solid element (like stripes or a neutral hue) that counter their frills which keeps the overall look from being so sweet as to be sickening.
p.s. If you're still on the hunt for a Halloween costume - 1) you are cutting things awfully close aren't you? and 2) that black dress with the tiny hint of lace around the neckline would make a great starting point for the most fabulous Wednesday Addams recreation, don't you think?
clockwise from top left: thrush I regal vintage I thrush I finding fabulous